Munich - This Saturday it will be 50 years exactly since the first matchday of the inaugural Bundesliga season kicked off, on 24 August 1963.

With such a momentous milestone on the horizon, presents a selection of statistical tidbits to ponder ahead of the weekend's anniversary action...

FC Bayern Munich's 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt last time out was also Franck Ribery's 17th successive maximum haul for the Reds in the Bundesliga, taking him level with Roy Makaay in that particular category. If Bayern beat 1. FC Nürnberg on Saturday, and Ribery plays, the new top-flight best-mark will be his alone.

Bayern only have to avoid defeat to their Franconian rivals, however, to establish a new club record by extending their unbeaten run in the league to 28 games - and moving one closer to Hamburger SV's all-time longest sequence of 36.

Bayer Leverkusen also have a club best-mark firmly in their sights: the 1-0 win at VfB Stuttgart was their seventh in a row in the top flight, as long a run as they have ever managed. Victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach would thus set a new benchmark for the Werkself.

The top flight's two oldest teams go head-to-head on Matchday 3 when 1. FSV Mainz 05 play host to VfL Wolfsburg. The average age of all the players used by Mainz this season works out at 27.8, with the corresponding figure for the Wolves 26.9. By the same criterion, the meeting of 1899 Hoffenheim (24.6 years old) and SC Freiburg (24.3) pits the league's two youngest sides against each other on Saturday.

17-year-old Timo Werner became VfB Stuttgart's youngest-ever Bundesliga debutant when he came off the bench 77 minutes into that home loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 2. The player he supplants in the club record books, Gerhard Poschner, went on to make 290 appearances in the top flight, 176 of them for Stuttgart.

Mirko Slomka of Hannover 96 will be overseeing his 200th game as a Bundesliga head coach at home to FC Schalke 04 this weekend.

Roberto Firmino was directly involved in all his team's goals as 1899 Hoffenheim ran out 5-1 winners at Hamburger SV on Matchday 2 (two goals and three assists) - a Bundesliga first for the club from the South West.

Hiroshi Kiyotake's stupendous 89th-minute free kick rescued 1. FC Nürnberg a point at home to Hertha Berlin last Sunday. The Japan international has now scored five times in the Bundesliga, twice from a direct free kick.

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the first Armenian to play in the Bundesliga when he ran out against Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.